on April 9, 2014 - 6:46 PM
June 6, 1919 – April 5, 2014
The Rev. Albert J. Bosack died Saturday in Father Baker Manor, Orchard Park. He was 94.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Nicholas Diocesan Preparatory Seminary in Buffalo. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1940 and graduated from Christ the King Seminary at St. Bonaventure University in 1943.
Father Bosack was ordained into the priesthood by Bishop John A. Duffy in St. Joseph’s New Cathedral on March 21, 1943, and he served as an assistant pastor for St. Paul Parish in Kenmore in April and May 1943.
He began his first year as a priest at the Diocese of Orlando in St. Augustine, Fla., from 1943 to 1944. After returning to Buffalo, his pastoral assignments included an assistant at Sacred Heart Church in Buffalo from 1944 to 1950 and assistant at St. Louis Church from 1950 to 1962.
In September 1962, he was appointed the first pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lyndonville. He retired in June 1994.
A vocation director for Bishop O’Hern High School in Buffalo, he also served as advocate and judge for the Diocesan Tribunal from 1954 to 1994.
Father Bosack was a member of the Medina Council 651, Knights of Columbus; St. Joan of Arc of Orleans Assembly; and Knights of St. John. He was also a member of the Yates Ministerial Association.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Victory Basilica, 767 Ridge Road at South Park Avenue, Lackawanna.